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You cannot pass

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"I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor. You cannot pass. The dark fire will not avail you, flame of Udûn. Go back to the Shadow! You cannot pass."
—Gandalf to the Balrog.
On January 15, 3019, the Fellowship came to the Bridge of Khazad-dûm pursued by Orcs and a Balrog of Morgoth. Gandalf stopped on the Bridge, standing in the middle of the span, allowing the others to escape. He leaned on the staff in his left hand and held the sword Glamdring, gleaming cold and white, in his right. The Balrog stepped onto the Bridge, facing Gandalf, and the shadow about it reached out like two vast wings. It raised its whip, and the thongs whined and cracked. Fire came from its nostrils. But Gandalf stood firm and declared that the Balrog could not pass. They fought, and the Balrog's sword was destroyed. Then the Balrog leaped full upon the Bridge, and Gandalf lifted his staff and smote it upon the bridge. His staff shattered, but the Bridge cracked at the Balrog's feet. The stone beneath the Balrog broke and fell, taking the Balrog with it into the abyss, but the thongs of its whip snared Gandalf about his knees, and Wizard and Balrog plummeted together into the depths of the mountain. Gandalf cried, "Fly, you fools!" and was gone
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Amazing! I love how similar it is to stained glass, the background, the design. The design of Gandalf and The Balrog looks great. I love how you drew the fire. I love how you drew the whip.
Hi. These illustrations are cool. As an editor,I hope to invite the artist  to draw for two books. would you like do me the favor ? How we would get in touch with the artist ? Thank you.
Undertale SOUL - Maroon (Fanmade) Hi. These illustrations are cool. As an editor,I hope to invite the artist  to draw for two books. would you like do me the favor ? How we would get in touch with the artist ? Thank you.
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Do you know when or if you'll be selling prints of this? I would buy one.
Hi there, I just wanted to let you know how happy I am having this on my wall. I have a stutter and since last august i've been working very hard to get in control of my speech. 
This artwork keeps reminding me that with the right attitude, tools and knowledge, everything is possible. I've got it in a beautyfull silver frame which really does right to the collor scheme, it's basicaly an heirloom allready ;) 
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thanks for your comment and enjoy the happiness
Nomad1357's avatar
omg I wish I had the time to favorite all of your middle earth stuff.......
Azarathian-Mage's avatar
Gandalf is the only old man badass enough to face down a giant fire demon (that's just what I've always referred to the Balrog as).
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It's, "You Shall Not Pass!"
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Man that's good!
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I flipping love your work!  When I get some more funding, would totally love to have you do a cover for my creator owned book Terra. :D Terra promo by JoeyVazquez
Fantastic as always!!!!!
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Masterpiece. Definitely. :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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Once again, love it!!! :iconclappingplz:
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lovely piece of artwork
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